I’m riding Sage pretty good now. We are taking a weekly riding lesson with Karen Moulis.
It’s a very big deal coming up as David Lichman, Parelli Natural Horsemanship advanced instructor is coming to Pine Dell to give a three day level 1 clinic.
It’s terribly hot.
Day three near the end of the clinic, Dave decides to do the turn and face your fear exercise. He sets a fire in the big outdoor arena. We horses and riders group around the fire. Burning things fly up and we duck. That’s how close we were to the small bonfire.
Then Dave throws firecrackers into the fire. Firecrackers!
One horse stayed her ground. The rest of them back hurridly away from the popping noise.
Who was that horse? That was Sage the Brave. This was when she earned her nickname of Sage the Brave!